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Nationals sign Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal

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Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have signed veteran pitcher Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal. He notes that Jackson will earn $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster and can earn an additional $1.4 million in incentives.

Jackson, 34, spent last season with the Orioles and Nationals. In 76 total innings, he posted a 5.21 ERA with a 60/29 K/BB ratio. His last two seasons, pitching mostly as a starter, have been abysmal. He had success in 2015 with the Cubs and Braves pitching out of the bullpen. For now, though, Jackson will operate as rotation depth.